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This Massive Sliding Arch Is the Latest Attempt to Confine Chernobyl's Radiation

Kirstin Fawcett

The “New Safe Confinement" will shield the site's damaged nuclear reactor number 4 preventing radioactive substances from escaping for at least 100 years.

Starbucks Introduces New Coffee-Themed Emojis

Rudie Obias

Why type out the words “iced caramel macchiato” when you can simply text someone a cute little picture?

7 Crazy Pretzels You Can Eat for National Pretzel Day

Michele Debczak

Here are some wacky variations on the classic snack.

See Earth’s Beauty and Troubles from Space in ‘A Beautiful Planet’

Kate Horowitz

The IMAX film, narrated by Jennifer Lawrence, was filmed by astronauts on the International Space Station.

The Criterion Collection and TCM Are Launching a New Streaming Service

Rudie Obias

FilmStruck will be "an arthouse film lover's dream streaming service."

Watch This Blowtorch Reduce a Jawbreaker to Sugary Soup

Andrew LaSane

The 1900°F flame has no problem getting through the candy's many layers.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, April 26

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, April 26.

Just How Old Is C-Section Birth?

Kristina Killgrove

An 18th century Hungarian woman made history this week—her mummified remains preserve the earliest direct evidence of C-section. Sadly, neither she nor her full-term son survived.

5 Personal Possessions You Can Rent (To Make Some Extra Cash)

Kristin Wong

If you’re short on time and strapped for pocket change, consider renting out these five items.

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Go Behind the Scenes With Legendary Foley Artist John Roesch

Anna Green

In the pursuit of the perfect sound effect, John Roesch turns feather dusters into flapping birds and baseball gloves into footsteps.

Mouse Cells Become First Mammal Embryos Successfully Grown in Space

Kate Horowitz

Mouse cells riding aboard the science satellite SJ-10 reached the blastocyst stage last week.

10 Crazy Things That Happened at Studio 54

Stacy Conradt

The storied New York City nightclub opened up its doors on this day in 1977.

Why Do Toll-Free Numbers Start With 800?

D.J. MacLennan

1-800-WHAT-WHY?

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